Remember the documentary Tapped, which focused on all the many reasons not to drink bottled water? Plenty of people ignored the warnings about BPA and phthalates leaching from the plastic into the water. Now a new study from the University of Florida suggests you really, really shouldn’t drink bottled water, at least if the bottles were stored in a warm place. Via Science Daily:
… Read the rest
Americans can take a warning from a University of Florida study of bottled water in China ─ don’t drink the liquid if you’ve left it somewhere warm for a long time.
Plastic water bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate. When heated, the material releases the chemicals antimony and bisphenol A, commonly called BPA.
While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has said BPA is not a major concern at low levels found in beverage containers, it continues to study the chemical’s impacts. Some health officials, including those at the Mayo Clinic, say the chemical can cause negative effects on children’s health.